Sim scores try on his Scotland U18s debut

Scotland Under 18s went down to an honourable defeat against their English counterparts at Darlington, with Duns winger Iain Sim scoring a try for the Scots in the second half.

A small party of players and committee members made the trip from Duns to support Iain as he made his first appearance in a Scotland jersey, and although they played second-fiddle to a huge England side for large parts of the contest the young Scots never gave up, eventually losing by 57 points to 13.

Iain took his place on the bench at the start of the match, and was introduced onto the right wing after 10 minutes of the second half.

Although his side was starved of possession, they ran everything which came their way, and were rewarded with tries in each half.

The second Scotland score was by Iain, taking a pass on the blind side from a ruck about 8 metres out and beating his opposite number before touching down.

Then on Sunday, Iain was in the starting line-up as Scotland’s under-18s ran out convincing 25-0 winners over Ireland with a controlled performance at Leigh Bent, Hamilton.

Iain can be proud of his achievements so far this season - it seems a long time since Duns Colts beat Langholm Colts at Milntown last August.

Iain’s try against England can be seen on a short video clip from the match at the following link to the Scottish Rugby website - http://www.scotlandrugbyteam.org/content/view/3369/9/